Overnight oats is a life changing breakfast option. Is that too dramatic? I don’t think so, because whenever I make them, I am grateful to have a simple, healthy breakfast option waiting for me in the refrigerator.

The thing that makes me even more grateful for this option is that it’s so easily made zero waste. Perhaps that wording isn’t quite right. This dish doesn’t need to be “made” zero waste – it just is.

Here’s what I used today:

  • Rolled oats – bulk
  • Cashew / almond milk – ingredients bought in bulk, then homemade
  • Sesame seeds – bulk
  • Blueberries – frozen from a flat of berries bought fresh and plastic free (thank you summertime Kristan)
  • Raspberries – ditto blueberries
  • Maple syrup – bulk dispensary

When I make these the night before, I only put oats and milk together, then in the morning I add what I want. Frozen berries just need a small amount of time to unthaw while in the oats.

If I need to take this with me to school, I simply put the rubber gasket and metal clips on the lid and go. I dig Weck jars. Fortunately, today is Sunday and I’m slowly enjoying this simple treat.

What’s your favorite breakfast? How can it be made zero waste?

Peace and love,



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